Pekisko Pete, the local 'fictitious groundhog' did not see his shadow this morning.

The rascally prognosticator and his lovely wife Patty call the Pekisko area near the Bar-U ranch home.

So, according to legend we have another six weeks of Winter on the way.

But when it comes to 'real' groundhogs there's a mixed bag.

Canada's two most famous groundhogs, Ontario's Wiarton Willie and Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam are on opposites sides this year.

Wiarton Willie did see his shadow while Shubenacadie Sam did not see her shadow.

Meanwhile, the most famous groundhog Puxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania, USA did see his shadow.

So, hopefully Pekisko Pete's prediction for an early Spring rings true.